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New images show person of interest in VCU sexual assaults

RICHMOND, Va. –Sharp new images of a person of interest connected to two recent sexual battery incidents on VCU’s MCV Campus were released Thursday by the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

On Monday, Sept. 26, at 3:50 p.m., VCUPD received two reports of sexual battery at MCV occurring just moments earlier.

VCUPD detectives have been working diligently to identify one man they believe is responsible for both incidents.

Sharp new images of a person of interest connected to two recent sexual battery incidents on VCU’s MCV Campus were released

Sharp new images of a person of interest connected to two recent sexual battery incidents on VCU’s MCV Campus were released

Police originally received different descriptions from victims, however, after further investigation, they believe one man assaulted both women. The incidents occurred within minutes of each other in adjacent buildings.

The first incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. in a first-floor restroom of the McGlothlin Medical Education Center, located at 1201 E. Marshall St.

A victim reported that a man pushed her against the wall and attempted to unbutton her pants. The victim was able to push the man away and he left the restroom.

In the second incident, at approximately 3:45 p.m., a woman was standing outside the Kontos Medical Sciences Building, located at 1217 E. Marshall St. A man hit her buttocks and fled north on Marshall Street.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest in the investigation.

Photos were released on Sept. 27, but additional photos of the man have been captured from VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Police are releasing updated photos from VCU’s security camera system and from inside a local convenience store.

Sharp new images of a person of interest connected to two recent sexual battery incidents on VCU’s MCV Campus were released

Sharp new images of a person of interest connected to two recent sexual battery incidents on VCU’s MCV Campus were released

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department 24 hours a day.

For emergencies call (804) 828-1234. For non-emergency tips call (804) 828-1196.

You can also download the LiveSafe mobile safety application for free on a smart phone and submit tips, screen shots, photos and videos directly to VCU Police; tips are monitored twenty-fours a day.